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Entered as second-class matter November 17, 1916, at the post office at Framingham, Mass., under the act of March 3, 1879. 



VOL. XXVIII. 



FRAMINGHAM AND WELLESLEY, MASS., FEB. 19, 1920 



No. 18 



MR. GUTZON BORGLUM LECTURES ON 
LINCOLN. 

The college was fortunate in hearing a lec- 
ture on Abraham Lincoln by Gutzon Borglum, 
one of the most prominent American sculptors, 
on the evening of February 13, in Billings Hall. 
Mr. Borglum has made several studies of Lincoln. 
One of the first, almost an experiment, as he 
himself said, is the large head which is now at 
the Capitol in Washington. The other is the 
famous seated figure now in Newark, New Jersey. 

Mr. Borglum's knowledge of Lincoln comes from 
careful study of everything connected with him. 
Several times the sculptor has been to Springfield 
and has talked with men now living who knew 
Mr. Lincoln intimately, and there is no clew con- 
cerning his life or character that he has not fol- 
lowed. This unusual, careful study, aided by pro- 
found sympathy and the utmost admiration, render 
Mr. Borglum extraodinarily able to give a true 
estimate. "To me," he said, "Lincoln is first of 
all the creator." He worked with men, with 
laws, with organizations, but always he was creat- 
ing, and always towards the ideal. He was a 
keen reader of human nature, he had a very 
definite sense of values, and he was always 
absolutely honest. These fundamental qualities 
helped to make him what he became. He knew 
what was coming when he became president. He 
knew civil war was certain. And he was the 
creator even during the war when he mapped out 
battles and strategic moves in orders which he 
gave to his generals. 

But the thing which made Lincoln the greatest 
man in the world since Christ was his sense of 
nearness and contact with the people about him — 
his brotherly love for mankind. It is this which 
the world has lost to-day. The gold crazed hords 
need again that wonderful spirit of fellowship and 
common love and interest. 

Mr. Borglum sketched briefly the story of Lin- 
coln's life which is so familiar to all, and then 
added several anecdotes which were new to the 
audience. The story of the coming of the dele- 
gates to tell Lincoln of his nomination as candi- 
date, and their reception, so carefully planned but 
so spontaneous in effect, was another human touch 
which is unfamiliar to most people, as is the 
tale of how he grew his beard to please a little 
(Continued on page 3, column 3) 



INFORMAL TALK BY MR. BORGLUM. 



HAVE YOU ANY QUESTIONS? 



Besides the regular afternoon meetings at 5 
o'clock in the chapel, Dr. Gilkey will hold dis- 
cussion meetings in the various dormitories from 
7.00 to 7.30 each evening. These dormitories will 
be as follows: 

Tuesday — Tower Court. 

Wednesday — Wilder. 

Thursday — Washington. 

Friday — Beebe. 

On each dormitory and on the C. A. Board in 
Founders are envelopes in which questions may 
be placed which you would like to have answered 
in these meetings. 

After these discussion meetings, Dr. Gilkey will 
hold private conferences. The hostesses in the 
different dormitories will post schedules for these 
conferences early in the week upon their house 
boards. Anyone and everyone is asked to sign 
for some time. 

Be sure and come to all meetings, put questions 
in the envelopes and arouse as much enthusiasm 
as you can. 

Let us show Dr. Gilkey that wc are glad he 
is here. 



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Where are all your journalistic members? 11 

Competition for position on the News Board H 

is on. 11 

Everyone who is at all interested in news- || 

paper work, whether or not she has had || 

any previous experience, is urged to try || 

out. 11 

Positions arc open for — || 

Two members from the junior class 

Three members from the sophomore class H 

Two members from the freshman class H 

If you have tried out before, do not be dis- || 

couraged. Try again! || 

If you have never done any work of this || 

kind, now is the time to begin. 

Try everything once (and twice if neces- 11 

sary). |l 

Every one interested who has not yet signed 11 

up, please see Clem we 11 Hinckliff in the || 

News Office on Monday morning, 8-8.30 || 

and 9.30-11. 1[ 



DEBATING CLUB MEMBERSHIP DRIVE. 



On February 23 and 24, the Debating Clulb in- 
vites every member of Wellesley College to join 
its ranks. No emphasis has been laid upon belong- 
ing to the Club in the last few years. The im- 
pression has been that the Intercollegiate Debate 
is the sole activity indulged in by its members. 
In the past year, however, the Debating Club has 
fbecome the representative student organization 
dealing generally with current problems. The 
money obtained from Intercollegiate Debate has 
been used to defray expenses. It seems in some 
measure unfair that those hearing the debate 
should defray the expenses of all-college move- 
ments, and that others should have no opportunity 
to express their interest in them. The question is 
not, "Can I afford to join," but, "Can I afford 
not to join the Debating Club?" 

A brief summary of the work of Debate since 
last March may be interesting. It shared with 
College Government the expense of the "League 
of Nations" forums last spring. This year a 
change of constitution made possible more definite 
activity. The Debating Club has given enthusi- 
astic, as well as financial, support to the Forum. 
Mr. Plumb spoke last fall in part under its aus- 
pices, and many remember Mr. Greene's able 
presentation of the issues of the Industrial Con- 
ference before Christmas vacation. The referen- 
dum on the Honor system was initiated at a 
Forum meeting. A cup was offered for the first 
time for the Freshmen-Sophomore debate, to be 
held by the winning class for one year. In addi- 
tion, the Debating Club shared with the News 
the organization of the Intercollegiate Referen- 
dum on the League of Nations in January, taking 
entire responsibility for the speakers on the sub- 
ject. It was also able to pay the expenses of one 
delegate to Des Moines. 

What does membership in the Debating Club 
mean ? 

1. Your support of all-college movements for 
discussion and expression of opinion on current 
events, and of inter-class and inter-collegiate de- 
bating. 

2. A reserved ticket for Intercollegiate Debate. 
The number of seats available will be unusually 

(Continued on page 3, column 3) 



In addition to his talk on Friday evening, Mr. 
Gutzon Borglum spoke informally to a group of 
students in the Art Building on Saturday morn- 
ing. By way of prologue Mr. Borglum stressed 
the development man has made from the time 
when nature's interests, that is, food, shelter, 
were all important, to the point wlien these become 
unimportant in comparison to the developed taste 
for the fine arts. The person who understands 
that real happiness does not lie in the material 
things is the person who understands why people 
to-day are unhappy. "We have lost our way in 
civilization," Mr. Borglum affirmed. The emphasis 
of modern life is wrong, and as a consequence 
this civilization, unless it has something permanent 
to offer will go the way of other similar civili- 
zations. In Carthage the Romans did not find a 
thing worth saving. In New York to-day there is 
nothing that really belongs, that is part and parcel 
of this American civilization. "Every human be- 
ing has an individuality that nature holds as an 
experiment. It is a something unique and pre- 
cious." When men combine their individuality, 
when they think and act in common, then comes 
the heroic age. Thus it was in the great age of 
Greece. "I would gladly work and never sign 
a thing," asserted Mr. Borglum. "Let character 
and merit designate worth instead of a name. One 
can't mistake a great man's work. One can al- 
ways tell a Rodin, an Angelo, a Whistler, a Lin- 
coln." There are great periods because there are 
a few big men who "break right into a period 
and lift the whole race to a higher plane." The 
old life drops away, the new goes on. 

Michael Angelo was one of these men who dared 
break into conventions and prejudice. His David 
expresses his own personality and the recognition 
of his own force. Rodin, born of the people, 
gave the world a new idea of composition, of 
mass relationship. 

"The greatest thing since Christ," continued the 
speaker, "is the Renaissance, and the greatest man 
of the Renaissance is Columbus. Men are only 
great in proportion as they give to humanity, and 
often the greatest forces are not artists. Colum- 
bus gave as his gift a new world in which to try 
a new civilization. We've been four hundred 
years breaking the ground, dredging the rivers, 
building the cities of our civilization. Isn't it 
time we showed a little intellectual independence? 
We boast of our political independence, of our 
commerce, of our wealth, but we are afraid to be 
intellectually independent. The worst thing «n 
America to-day is that we don't dare to criticise 
each other and don't respect each others criticism, 
we don't allow a new thought or opinion to be 
placed on the table to be analyzed." America has 
her own destiny. She should strive to make her 
own ideals finer and better. 

"When I started out as a young artist in the 
West, I studied the lives of famous artists. But 
I found that the person I was most anxious to 
meet was Gutzon Borglum. I wanted to know 
what in me was worth preserving, what worth giv- 
ing to the world. My message to you is, find 
service in yourselves. In whatever line of art, 
and I include law, and home making, know your- 
selves and find in yourselves something of ever- 
lasting value to give the world." 

Owing to the fact that the talk was given in- 
formally in the Art Lecture Room during a class 
period, only comparatively few students could be 
present but they fully appreciated the extra 
kindness Mr. Borglum bestowed upon Wellesley. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



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Eleanoe Skerry, 1920, Editor-in-Chief. 
Margaret Johnson, 1920, Associate Editor. 
Elizabeth Peale, 1920, Business Manager. 
Dorothy Bright, 1921, Ass't Business Manager. 
Amelia DeWolf, 1921, Circulation Manager. 
Alice Richards, 1922, Ass't Circulation Manager. 
Susan Graffam, 1922, Adv't Manager. 



Assistant Editors. 
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Muriel Fritz, 1920. Elizabeth Saybe, 1921. 
Mary Dooly, 1921. Dorothy Williams, 1922 
Emilie Weyl, 1922 Margaret Griffiths, 1922. 
Elizabeth Woody, 1922 



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LAKKVIKW PWegS. PRINTERS, FRAMINGHAM. MASS. 



INERTIA. 

It seems to be part of the college atmosphere, 
that dead, dragging feeling of inert mass. Anyone 
who has attempted to quicken it into interest or 
organization will testify to the fact. If you are 
chairman of a committee, you know the exhausting 
effort necessary to put it in action. Have you 
asked an opinion on the Honor System or what 
campus will think of sending Seniors to the Vill 
this Spring and been met with a hesitating and 
apologetic "why, I don't know," or a light shrug of 
the shoulders and "Oh, leave that to the collegiate 
members of the community? Why worry our- 
selves?" If you have, you know why it is so hard 
to "start things" in Wellesley. The work is always 
left to a few interested dependaibles. Freshmen 
start with enthusiasm and arrive on campus, sopho- 
more year to realize gradually how many upper 
class eyes are looking on their labors with amused 
pity until, they too, adopt a languid and uninter- 
ested air. It is only when the active members make 
some innovation distasteful to the inert mass, that 
interest is evoked. There is the classic instance of 
the adoption of the Honor System, for example, or 
any one might name numerous instances of super- 
critical groups returning from step singing, Barn 
plays or serenades which they would not lift a 
finger to help along. 

There are many activities coming along now — 
Barn plays, Tree Day, Debating. Go out for them 
and stay out. Make Wellesley a driving force in- 
stead of a resisting mass. 



WELCOME TO PRESIDENT PENDLETON. 



The News joins the entire college in welcoming 
President Pendleton back to Wellesley. We are 
eager to hear reports of her interesting trip. 
Although we know that she has, while away, been 
an important factor in international education, we 
are selfish enough to feel glad that she has re- 
turned to serve here. 



FREE PRESS. 



All contributions for this column must be signed with 
the full name of the author. Only articles thus signed 
will be printed. Initials or numerals will be used in 
printing the articles if the writer so desires. 

The Editors do not hold themselves responsible for 
opinions and statements which appear in this column. 

Contributions should be in the hands of the Editors 
by 9 A. M. on Monday. 

I. 

All College Elections. 

It is not many weeks before those who will hold 

the big college offices next year will be elected. 

Every year there is in the minds of the great 

majority of students a complete blank about the 

possible people to fill these offices. In the end they 

nominate someone in a haphazard way because 

she is good in office this year, trusting that she 

will be suited for or interested in the new position, 

or they hear another voter say whom she has 

nominated and follow the suggestion without any 

serious thought on the matter. That is obviously 

not the way to go about finding good people to 



fill the offices — to represent the body of students 
in the college activities. It is not right that a few 
who have thought about the matter and who have 
a candidate to propose should influence the rest of 
the college. Every single student should have her 
own candidate in mind — a candidate that she has 
reasons for choosing. The only way to have really 
competent officers is to think ahead of time about 
the possible girls for the position; to know their 
capabilities; to know, if possible, the stand they 
take or have taken in matters of college interest. 

Of course it is utterly impossible for everyone 
in the college to know so much about the student 
suitable for office. But the elections will be far 
more intelligent if the officers are not elected 
simply because they were good in one position at 
some time in other years at college, or because 
they are well known, though their ideas are not. 
It is time now to prepare by intelligent thought 
and discussion for the all college elections. 

E. P., '21. 
II. 
A Worthwhile Elective. 

Where is our Wellesley spirit? The answer, 
although negative, is telling. It is not in the 
chapel, once the heart of the college. It has strayed 
to Sunday breakfast parties, to preparations for 
Monday work, to profitless mornings in bed'; it has 
departed from its finest abode, the chapel. Men 
come to preach to Wellesley girls ; they find a most 
inspiring congregation of vacant chairs. 

What is wrong? Why do we deliberately miss 
our great opportunities, and substitute for them a 
few paltry pleasures? The best of preachers ad- 
dress uSi but still the faithful few become fewer, 
while the ranks of the thoughtless many swell. 
Merely because Sunday morning chapel is an elec- 
tive course does not prevent it from being worth 
taking; in all other cases we are eager to take the 
electives. Must chapel be required, that we may 
appreciate its value? H. G. R., '22. 

III. 
All Wellesley Out to Win ! 

Did you ever go to Debate? If you did you'll 
remember the excitement, growing tenser with each 
succeeding speaker — the entire absorption in each 
argument — the culminating enthusiasm as the 
Judges come out to make the announcement of 
victory — and then the sickening disappointment of 
having to be good losers. For Wellesley has lost 
all too often — so often that this year she must win. 

Do you realize that debate is our only intercol- 
legiate activity? Men's colleges have the fun of 
competition in sports, and you know the import- 
ance they attach to the foot ball victory ! We have 
only Debate — (but snrely we have an equal amount 
of team loyalty, which we can concentrate on that 
one big contest! Wellesley must win this year— 
and it's up to you to make her do it. 

The Club has made a name for itself this year, 
as a live college organization. It needs money and 
support. If you join it, you will get: 

1. Membership for fifty cents. 

2. A Reserved Seat at Debate. 

3. A reduction in the price of your ticket. 

4: The satisfaction of playing up and showing 
real "college spirit." 



Let's show the other colleges we're still alive and 
going strong! M. F., '20. 

IV. 

For Serbia. 

Properly speaking, this is not a "free press," but 
I don't know, what other department of the News 
to place it so I am writing it as free press. The 
stories Dr. Rosalie Morton told to-night at Chapel 
are too heart-breaking to repeat, and I am not 
gifted enough to give the graphic representation 
of the heroism of this country that Dr. Morton 
presented to us, but I can tell a few facts.. Did 
you know that it was Serbia alone, without the 
help of a single ally, that for seventeen months 
repelled attacks on three frontiers, and kept the 
Germans from getting to Bagdad? Did you know 
that Austria sent word to the Serbian government, 
after the war had been going on for several 
months, that the enemy was burning Serbian 
schools with the children in them, hospitals full of 
sick and wounded, and would continue to do so 
unless Serbia surrendered and allowed Austrians 
and Germans to pass through her territory and so 
on to Bagdad ? The Serbians fought on. A second 
time word came that the enemy intended to maim 
and mutilate all boys between the ages of eight 
and sixteen (all men from 17 to 70 were fighting) 
so that there might not be a future generation. 
Seventy thousand boys were started on their 
march across the Albanian Mountains, their 
mothers sending them off with a smile, though 
they knew that they might never see them again, 
though they knew that they were going into 
foreign countries where no one knew their lan- 
guage. Of these seventy thousand boys only 
six thousand got across the mountains and thence 
into Greece and off to Southern France and Eng- 
land. Imagine thousands of little boys about 
eight or nine years old crossing the Albanian 
Mountains, trying to carry enough food to last 
them even a week, though, if I remember rightly, it 
was a two months' march. Many of them starved 
to death, more were frozen. They would lie down 
at night under the shelter of a boulder. In the 
morning, after the snow had drifted over them, 
the young officers who were conducting the boys 
across the mountains could tell by the little hole 
made by their warm breath in the snow which 
boys were dead and which were still alive. If they 
had died there was no hole, they were completely 
covered with snow. Afterwards, in Tower Court, 
Dr. Morton showed pictures of Serbian women who 
had been killed, and their babies cut and killed and 
placed beside them. The above incidents are only 
a few of the less tragic ones described by Dr. 
Morton. 

At present there are 55 Serbian girls and boys 
all of college age in America. Most of them are 
in college, but some are still to be placed. There 
is a possibility of getting a girl in Wellesley very 
soon, this semester in fact. Her academic ex- 
penses will be payed, but her travelling expenses 
and her summer expenses and others must be met 
by voluntary contributions. And now I come to 
the free press part. If every girl in college would 
give to Serbia, that is to the education of Serbian 
boys and girls, one-half of what she spends on the 
tea-room and theatres and amusements in general, 
an adequate fund could be raised, which would go 
a little way toward wiping out the debt we owe 
to the splendid courage of Serbia. All contribu- 
tions should be sent to Miss Mary Fraser Smith. 



Do it now! 



'22. 



Girls wishing to go as delegates to Smith for the 
Intercollegiate debate, March 20th, should notify 
Esther Moody, 16 Freeman, by resident mail, be- 
fore Tuesday, February 24th. Kindly give name, 
class and state whether you have been a delegate 
to any previous Intercollegiate debate. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



TO SERBIA'S ASSISTANCE! 



Every girl who heard Dr. Rosalie S. Morton talk 
about Serbia last Sunday at Chapel realizes how 
urgent the needs of that brave little country are. 
It is hard to comprehend what suffering she has 
endured. But through all this suffering the Serb- 
ian people's one idea has been to save the children. 
In a desperate attempt to prevent the mutilation 
of her youth by Bulgars, Serbia gathered together 
an army of boys from eight to sixteen years old, 
and marched them over the Albanian Mountains 
out of Serbia. All that survived the hardships of 
cold and hunger on that hard march were 0,000 
out of 70,000, — only 0,000 of Serbia's boys from 
the huge army of 70,000 that started. Serbia has 
had the one idea in mind of keeping her country 
from extermination. Now that the war is over 
she needs our assistance. 

The way to rebuild Serbia is to educate her 
youth, and we can help. Dr. Morton has begun 
this by bringing 00 boys and girls to America. 
Some of them have already been placed in various 
colleges. Smith has taken two girls, and Mount 
Holyoke one. At present Wellesley has promised 
a scholarship to one girl for next year. But in the 
meantime the girls have to be clothed. Vacation 
and incidental expenses have to be provided for. 
If Wellesley cannot have its share in this worth- 
while task by having a Serbian girl here this 
semester, as had been hoped, at least she can con- 
tribute by giving financial support. Individual 
contributions will go directly to Dr. Morton if 
sent to the Wellesley College Service Fund in care 
of Miss Mary Fraser Smith, labelled "for Serbian 
Education in America." No matter how small the 
gift, it will be welcome. It may buy a pair of 
stockings or a much needed book. Give the money 
you would spend on your next trip to the tea- 
room toward the education of a Serbian girl. The 
good your gift will do, will be well worth your 
personal inconvenience. Wellesley must not fall 
behind, so give something. Serbia needs all that 
Wellesley will give. 



THE UNIT AT LUCY-LE-BOCAGE 
CONTINUED. 



Transportation! Anyone who has had any con- 
tact with welfare work in France, or who has 
simply lived here, knows the fatal significance of 
that word. The "crise de transportation" is in- 
voked to explain everything from a guest late to 
dinner to the lack of every necessity of life in the 
"regions liberees." Thus the use of the Wellesley 
camion is invaluable in facilitating the repairing 
of shattered homes by hauling sacks of cement and 
timber and glass the 14 kilometres from Chateau- 
Thierry. In much the same manner the eamionette 
is used for the rounding up of many of the smaller 
necessities for the district, for the carrying of 
women to market, and ,so forth. 

Coming back from this friendly tour, we stopped 
in at the schoolhouse, a tiny barrack heated by a 
single stove. The children were all making a "copie" 
in the amazingly good handwriting of the French 
school. Besides the Unit the school is the one 
point of contact with the outside world, the one 
source of intellectual stimulus in the drab, dis- 
organized life of these poor children. When the 
Unit leaves Uucy-le-Bocage it will take away much 
light and color, but it is striving now to effect a 
change in the school situation so that it will leave 
behind it a conscientious school-mistress, who will 
still carry on the torch of whatever light we may 
be able to shed on the problems of these broken 
homes and lives. 

Some of the little girls, bright-eyed and answer- 
ing always with the politeness of French children, 
were wearing some of the blue, white-polka-dotted 




Blouses, Gowns, Suits, 
Coats, Sweater Coats, 
Skirts, Silk Petticoats 
and Furs. 



Meyer Jonasson & Co. 

BOSTON 

TREMONT and BOYLSTON STS. 



frocks made by the Wellesley Clubs in America. 
Well do I remember those bolts of blue cloth, and 
it should be a comfort to all those Wellesley sewers 
to know that the little frocks', the black pinafores, 
the knitted hoods, all are being worn. They are 
among the articles 1 sold in the Community Room 
when it turns into a "General Store." To these 
little ones and others like them in the surrounding 
villages Julia Drew, '12, gives playtime hours and 
corrective gymnastic exercises. 

Saying good-bye to a slightly flustered but still 
polite schoolroom, we wandered into the ruined 
church. For a long time a figure of Christ hung 
there in an archway, shattered stones above and a 
tangle of debris below, but it has now been taken 
and nothing is left but fragments of masonry, a 
bit of a broken bell, the smashed door of a con- 
fessional, and the rain dropping through the gap- 
ing roof into puddles on the floor. Scratched on 
an archway one sees, in French, "God with Ger- 
many, America with France." Flattering, in its 
way. 

A little barrack about the size of the schoolhouse 
serves now for services; before it was built, Mass 
was said in the dining-room of the Unit. A cruci- 
fix on a way-side shrine has just been put up again 
by Wellesley's aid — trying to restore in every way 
the symbols of spiritual life around which these 
villages so dumbly cling. When will the church 
be whole again? The barrack serves to cover 
priest and worshippers, but the church put a 
glimpse of beauty before them. 

I should like nothing better than to see all the 
district under the Unit's supervision, but Lucy-le- 
Bocage isi after all the most significant, and so I 
was driven back to Chateau-Thierry in the later 
afternoon. It was the third time the eamionette 
had made that tiresome trip, for Christine My- 
rick, '11, and Mary Rogers, '12, had just come 
back from Paris. The rain had ceased, the wind 
fallen, and along the river Marne the gold and 
green of the trees looked into the still water. We 
passed many German prisoners, mud-stained and 
demonstrating the high degree of practicality of 
their gray-green uniforms sinking into the gray- 
green scenery. I still dislike to look at them, but 
with those beside whom they work some of the 
rancour has already melted away. Ruth Lindsay, 
'IS, was driving, and as we went she told me about 
shoes. She is becoming an expert shoe-seller and 
tryer-on for devastated villagers. She told me 
also the story about Angele and Angelina, two for- 
lorn little twins. I had seen them this very day, 
driving cows into a sodden courtyard, their stringy 



yellow hair shining with rain, their spindle legs dis- 
appearing into misshapen shoes. This is all they 
did; rain or shine they spent their days tending 
cattle, until the Unit came. Now, at least, they 
sometimes go to school, and one wonderful day 
they went to a party while two of the Unit spent 
the day in the fields tending cows for them. Tell- 
ing me this she backed the car smartly up to the 
platform, and I jumped out thinking that this 
"melange" of efficiency and human kindness may 
he the answer to many questions that we have been 
despairingly asking. 

Mr. Gutzon Borglum Lectures on Lincoln. 
(Continue from page 1, column 1) 
limited this year, and, in past years, many have 
been unable to obtain places. A reduction of price 
will also be allowed members. Debating is the 
only chance to "get acquainted" with another col- 
lege. The choice of visiting delegation and of 
hostesses for the delegation here, although not 
limited in any way to debators, is based upon the 
attitude of each girl to the larger aspect of the 
Club's activities. 

3. Your participation in the only all-college or- 
ganization studying present problems. All varieties 
of work are open, from cooking for the Intercol- 
legiate delegation, to stump-speaking in Founders 
Hall. Ask anyone who labored last year if she 
enjoyed it ! 

Mary Barnett, 1920 is chairman of the member- 
ship committee. The price of admission is but 
fifty cents. Watch for your house canvasser— 
and join. 

R. C. J. 

Debating Club Membership Drive. 
(Continued from page 1, column 2) 
girl who wrote to him suggesting that he would 
be less homely with one. 

"But it is a mistaken idea that Lincoln was 
uncouth or ugly," asserted Mr. Borglum. "His 
forehead was as delicately chiseled as an}' Greek's, 
and his nose as fine. His eyes were singularly 
expressive. He had the most efficient features of 
any person I have ever known." 



For I our Guests 

ROOMS CAN BE OBTAINED AT 

MRS. STONE'S 

18 BELAIR ROAD WELLESLEY 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



A MODERN SANTA CLAUS IN FRANCE. 

By Cristine Myiuck, 1911. 

We have just come home from our last Christ- 
mas party — the last of twelve. Santa Claus is a 
bit weary of his role, and the Christmas tree is 
rather the -worse for wear, but the glamor still 
lingers in the tinsel trappings and the echo of 
children's laughter still warms the dark and rainy 
night. 

To-night we journeyed ten miles through the 
mud in our little truck to our farthest village of 
Gandelu. You would have thought when we went 
into the town that every soul was in bed, so black 
was the narrow, cobbled street and so silent the 
little gray stone houses. But our motor horn spoke 
loudly as we bounced toward the schoolhouse, and 
in our wake doors flew open, lights gleamed from 
the kitchen hearths, and the sound of sabots clat- 
tered from every direction. No sooner had we 
put on the brakes and scrambled down to unload 
than the crowd had gathered, chattering and 
squealing with excitement. The boys speculated 
loudly about the tree swathed in sheets, recumbant 
in the car, with its tinselled tip protruding far 
beyond the rear. When we got it out and set up 
in a corner of the schoolroom, they tore at the 
shutters outside and scrambled up over the win- 
dow-sills to peep in, but we managed to shoo them 
off while we set it to rights and dressed it up with 
lighted candles. 

It looked quite fairylike in that cold bare room, 
with its glistening trimmings, its silver star and 
the gay little points of light. The children could 
only gasp when they came in and found it there. 
And such children! Dozens and dozens of them 
in sabots and black pinafores and little woolen 
shawls. Their eyes glistened with excitement and 
their shrill little voices filled the air with a per- 
ceptible thrill. 

When they were well packed into their old 
familiar school benches, and the last straggling 
grandmother had found a chair, some one dark- 
ened the tree, and the movie show began. Of 
course, you may think movie shows are a craze 
in the States, tout for real thorough appreciation 
you ought to operate one in a shell-shattered vil- 
lage of France. Hardly one of those youngsters 
had ever seen one before our advent, and not 
many of the grown people. How they did shout 
at the slighest gleam of humor, and how they held 
their breath in the- sad spots! We gave them 
several Christmas stories' — one a picture of the 
journey of the Three Wise Men. I am not sure 
that they really knew what it all meant. When 
they were all over, one old lady said she had 
heard of the cinema and now she had seen one 
before she died. She thought they were very 
good things. As for the children, they kept up a 
constant chorus of "Oh, il fait beau, il fait beau." 
And when the texts were in French they read 
them off in a thin piping sing-song, with half a 
dozen slow ones always a lap or two behind so 
that they lost the last few words. 

When the films were over, we once more lighted 
the tree, and then three loud raps were heard on 
the door. From tumultuous comment, the room fell 
into complete silence. Again the loud raps. 

"Entrez," cried someone. 

Slowly, slowly, the door opened, and in came the 
jolliest red and white Father Christmas you ever 
saw, with a big red basket of packages on his back. 
After a moment of silent amazement, the young- 
sters went perfectly wild. I never heard such 
yells and screams, rising and rising to a high 
crescendo of glee. Poor old Santa Claus simply 
couldn't make himself heard at first. When he 
could, the children were so awed and excited that 
they couldn't answer to their own names. 

"Pierre Robin," Pere Noel would call. A mur- 
mur ran across the room: 

"Pierre Robin — oil est Pierre Robin?" 

"Pierre Robin," the school teacher would echo 



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helpfully. And then suddenly a little voice would 
quaver: 

"A moi ! A moi ! Void Pierre Robin, mon 
pere," and a small boy would shyly scramble up 
on the nearest desk into visibility. 

What with little gifts, chocolate and candies and 
cookies and cakes all around, the party was quite 
blissful and all too soon ended. Pere Noel ad- 
monished each and all to be good against the next 
year, and then he whisked out of sight, and it was 
time to go home. 

It took quite a while for everyone to file out 
of the narrow passage and to shake hands with 
the hostesses. By the time the last "Bon soir" 
had been said, the movie machine was once more 
in its case, the tree once again pinned up in its 
sheets, the dishes and the stage properties stowed 
in their backets. Then, with a final handshake 
for the school-master, a preliminary chugging and 
smoking of the exhaust, this very modern version 
of Santa Claus' sleighbells and reindeer went 
splashing off into the night to Father Noel's 
headquarters in Lucy-le-Bocage. 



A FRENCH CHILDREN'S DENTAL CLINIC. 

By Cristine Myiuck, 1911. 

Did anyone ever really like to go to the dentist? 
I believe some of the children who came to the 
Wellesley Unit's dental clinic in Lucy-le-Bocage 
might almost acknowledge that they did. For 
three days this week the skillful and jovial dentists 
of the American Women's Hospital in Blerancourt 
held sway in our big room, and nearly sixty chil- 
dren are the better for it. 

It was late on a cold and rainy Sunday night 
that their blue Ford ambulance came unexpectedly 
coughing and churning up our muddy hill, and the 
next morning the clinic began in earnest. Two 
regulation dentist's chairs were set up under the 



north windows of our big room, a footpower drill 
appeared at one side, the little swinging stand of 
drawers presented all the paraphernalia of the pro- 
fession on the other. Spittoons were set at strate- 
gic points, buckets and pitchers and sterilizing 
pans were grouped about the stove, and the odor 
of disinfectant pervaded all the house. 

In the meantime, the Ford, emptied of its in- 
struments of torture, and our own little Dodge 
fared forth to gather in the victims. The victims 
were children selected toy the doctor as those being 
most in need of care. The warning had gone 
around the week before to be ready so they were 
scrubbed and waiting, badly scared but obedient. 
A few disappeared utterly and never were found. 
But in most cases, the families not only had the 
children ready, but appreciated the opportunity so 
keenly that the parents begged to come too, to 
have their own neglected molars cared for. 

The barracks were a lively place those three 
days. In the dining room the children waited for 
their turn, listening the while to Victrola music, 
playing games, watching the typewriter, and en- 
viously seeing those who had returned ■ from the 
dentist munching their prizes of chocolate bars for 
good behavior. Some of them had to stay for 
luncheon and they were marked with special im- 
portance because they had eaten and survived the 
strange American food. 

When the light began to fade, Mr. Ford's am- 
bulance once more got up steam and the precious 
brood was bundled off for home again. One night 
the littlest baby was forgotten and Julia had to 
chase frantically after to stop the car in time to 
send her with the others. But aside from that, 
the clinic was without mishap, and now that the 
childish jaws are growing daily less sore, we are 
once more winning back the confidence of our 
little friends. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 




THE- PARLIAMENT- OF- FOOLS 



WELLESLEY WISDOM. 

The Yale Record wishes to congratulate the 
Dean and faculty of Wellesley College on the effec- 
tive measures they have taken to prevent the girls 
from attending the Yale Junior Promenade. 

The penalty of flunking one 3 -hour course (the 
course to be selected by the Dean) is a master 
stroke. The faculty evidently realizes that the 
Yale Prom is a great evil and desires to save its 
charges from temptations from which they them- 
selves have been spared. Wellesley girls have 
been allowed to attend other Proms, and therefore 
their discrimination against Yale must be heartily 
commended. 

We feel that we could not more adequately ex- 
press our views on this measure than by reproduc- 
ing the following telegrams to the Dean of Wel- 
lesley, sent collect: — 

"The student body wishes to express their grati- 
tude to the Dean and faculty of Wellesley College 
for keeping the girls away from New Haven on 
the 10th of February. With such loyal backing 
we feel there is now some chance of keeping their 
hearts in Greater Boston." 

(Signed), Harvard. 

"I am greatly delighted to hear of your Heaven- 
inspired stroke of genius in keeping your innocent 
charges away from those naughty Yale boys. We 
must fight the good fight together. Don't get 
weaker — I can't!" ~- 

(Signed), G. F. Bundelfinger. 

From "Yale Record." 



TO THE WALLS OF A QUADRANGLE 
ROOM. 

wondrous buff expanse of dimpled hills, 
Myriad in number and yet e'er the same ! 

1 would that common poet's pen could name 
The rage with which thy sudden contact fills 
The maid who meets thee unexpectedly! 

Thou who didst teach her her first words of swear 

When she would go beyond — and found thee there ! 

Her bruised knuckles must forever be 

A monument to thy great force, thou who 

Didst mock her when at early morning she 

Her bed did make and all unconsciously 

Disturbed thy peace. Then thou did make her rue 

That knuckles were in thy vicinity ! 

O noble one, who of thyself didst lend 

That on thy pimples pictures without end 

Might roost with blissful equanimity ! 

All hail, sweet walls, cherished by memory ! 

Centuries may roll, but nothing can change thee ! 



"Why do the girls wear their hair all puffed up 
like that?" 

"Don't you know ? That's so they can have 
room to think." 



There was a young girl with a cold. 
She'd the flu all the gossips foretold. 
Slie was ill with pneumonia, 
Soon would die, poor Antonia! — 
Next dav she was well as of old. 



"There are two kinds of jokes at which students 
should laugh — the funny ones and the ones the 
profs, tell." — The Campus. 



A man nine asked a maiden what she used her 

head for. 
The answer that she made to him will now to you 

be said, for: 
Hair is just a woman's veil to hide her bump of 

knowledge ; 
And eyebrows are just waves with winch she 

learned to vamp at college. 
Eyes are telegraphic sparks to say what tongues 

can't utter; 
A nose is just a something pert to make a man's 

heart flutter. 
Lips were made to keep one's hands from wearing 

out too soon. 
Chins were just to make one take one — break one, 

dimples to catch the moon; 
Put them all together and you've a 20th century 

bloom. J. C. R., 1923. 



ADVANTAGES OF EARLY CREDIT CARDS. 



It is clearly apparent that the time has come for 
the student body to rise in protest against the late 
issue of credit cards. Up to this time the student 
has had no means of knowing how to treat her in- 
structors on the first day of the new semester. If 
the cards were received earlier, her attitude toward 
them could then be formulated according to the 
most correct and approved methods. 

If A. has been received — sweet smile and flowers 
on the desk. 

If B. has been received — cordial entrance and 
prominent seat in first row. 

If C. has been received — Pleasant, but not effu- 
sive. End seat in second row. 

If D. has been received — Cool aloofness, and the 
back row. 

If E. has been received — Very late entrance. 
Any actions annoying to the instructor, such as 
loud dropping of books, discussion of Prom, with 
next door neighbor, constant, and very evident 
reference to wrist watch. 

If F. has been received — Entire obliviousness of 
the instructor. 

If G. has been received — (It will not be neces- 
sary for students receiving this graae to decide 
how to greet their instructors. They will probabl} - 
not see them at all). A. H., '21. 



BY THEIR VOICES YE MAY KNOW THEM. 



From "Jack o' Lantern." 

Sundry and Various Street Car Conductors. 

New York: "Git out de vay, vot for you stop de 
aisle?" 

Philadelphia: "Please move slowly up there in 
front." 

Boston: "I beg, my dear sir, that you will afford 
passageway to a few persons in the rear of this 
vehicle." 

Chicago: "Hey youse — Gang-way!" 

New Orleans: "Mali deah sub, please make 
way ! " 

Hanover, N. H. : " " 



The squad was doing hand-traveling on the 
boom. "Oh," pipes up a voice, "this is just like 
what I used to do last summer when I was camp- 
ing on a tree limb !" Now, really. Dot ! 

M. P., '21. 



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Office Hours, 9 a. m. to 13 m. 3 to 5 p. in. 

Graduate of New York School of Dentistry. 

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THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



APPOINTMENT BUREAU. 



(In so far as possible, all notices for the Ap- 
pointment Bureau will hereafter be found on page 
6 of each issue). 

Anyone interested in a position indicated under 
this heading is asked to address Miss Caswell, 
Room 1, Administration Building, without delay, 
unless some other instructions accompany tne 
notice regarding the position. In writing, the num- 
ber of the position should be quoted. 

No. 26. A teacher of French and Latin, and a 
teacher of mathematics and physics will be needed 
for next year (1920-21) in a junior college for 
girls, in Kentucky. The salary will be at least $60 
a month with board and home in the school. 



NOTICE. 



Miss Florence Jackson, Vocational Advisor of 
the college, is still holding conferences with stu- 
dents every Tuesday afternoon from four twenty 
to six, in Room 102, Founders Hall. Miss Jack- 
son's interviews are open to students of all classes, 
not only to those seniors who have joined the 
Appointment Bureau, but to all other members of 
the Senior Class, and to all members of other 
classes. Since Miss Jackson will toe away several 
week9 in March and April, those students wishing 
conferences should sign immediately on the sched- 
ule of conferences posted on the Vocational Guid- 
ance Bulletin Board. 

There will be no conferences the week of Febru- 
ary twenty-third. 

Agnes F. Perkins, 

Chairman of the Vocational 
Guidance Committee. 
Marion F. Hersey, 

Senior Member. 



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An ideal place for a rest or for winter 
sports. Toboganning, snow shoeing, coast- 
ing, skiing, sleigh riding and skating are 
among the attractions of the House avail- 
able to the guests. 

The Huntoon House is on the approved 
list for Wellesley College vacationists. 

The rates are reasonable and the table 
excellent. Write for circular and more 
complete information. 



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WELLESLEY'S WORK IN FOREIGN 
COLLEGES. 

The appeal of the Des Moines Conference makes 
us all the more eager to carry forward our plans 
for helping students in other lands where it is diffi- 
cult for girls especially to find opportunity for 
school and college, which we enjoy so freely. We 
rejoice, therefore, that our Service Fund has en- 
abled us to help the girls of Constantinople and 
Madrid through the appropriation of $500 to Con- 
stantinople College for Girls, and of $500 to the 
International Institute for Girls in Spain. For 
some years past contributions have been sent to 
both these institutions through the Christian Asso- 
ciation and other committees, but we now have a 
Foreign Educational Committee whose duty it is 
to keep up all Wellesley's interests in schools out- 
side our own country, and the above appropria- 



tions from the College Service Fund have been 
made by this committee. In proportion as your 
pledges are paid promptly and generously, can 
your committee forward your gifts to the girls of 
foreign lands who are so eagerly waiting for your 
help. Our big gift to our own "Sister College" in 
Peking is not yet determined, and we hope also to 
increase our contribution to the Girls' College in 
Cairo - A. B. M. 



"The United States is carrying on two colossal 
experiments in education. One is to conduct its 
schools largely through the services of unmarried 
ladies who average three years teaching before they, 
get married. The second is to give education with- 
out religion. The United States has yet to prove 
that it will succeed in either or both of these ex- 
periments." — Prof. Sisson, U. of Montana. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Hlumnse department 

(The Editors are earnestly striving to make this de- 
partment of value by reporting events of interest to 
Wellesley Alumnie as promptly and as completely as is 
possible. The Alumiue are urged to co-operate by lend- 
ing notices to the Alumna: General Secretary or directly 
to the Wellesley College News.) 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

'11. Bertha Schedler to George H. Vawter of 
Benton, Michigan. 

'19. Kathleen Murphy to Frank Everett Jordon 
of Whittier, Cal. 

MARRIAGES. 

'18. Babcock-Heyden. On February 14, at 
Newark, N. J., Theodora Louise Heyden to Cap- 
tain Theodore Stoddard Babcock, Columbia, 1910. 

'19. Gutmann-Mack. On February 3, in New 
York City, Jeanette Mack to Mr. James Gutmann. 

BIRTHS. 

'10. On January 6, in Milford, Mass., a daugh- 
ter and third child, Marie, to Agnes Mann Derry. 

'11. On September 6, 1919, in Soochow, China, 
a daughter, Edith, to Dorothy Mills Roberts. 

'17. On November 22, 1919, a daughter, Ruth 
Christine, to Edith Dyatt Archibald. 

'18. On February 7, in South Bend, Indiana, 
a son, Gilbert III, to Helen Lent Jay. 

ex. '18. On February 5, in Newton Lower Falls, 
a daughter, to Elizabeth Davidson Bryant. 

DEATHS. 

'92. On January 30, in New York City, Ool. 
Hiram P. Henry, husband of Anna Locke Henry. 

'93. On February 4, at Newark, N. J., Julia 
Priscilla Sims, aunt of Julia Isabel Sims. 

'03. On February 1, at Brooklyn, N. Y., John 
Safford, husband of Katherine Page Safford. 

'10. On January 13, in an accident, Dr. Charles 
A. Church, father of Clara Church Marks. 



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Sport Hats, Tailored Hats, 
Dress Hats and Fur Hats. 
Also Fur Hats Made To Order. 

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'10. On January 26, in New York City, Lillian 
West, mother of Elsie West. 

'10. On February 10, at Perth Amboy, N. J., 
Ruth Fletcher Burns, of pneumonia. 



'17. Mrs. Theron B. Walker (Alice Shumway) 
to 70 College St., New Haven, Conn. 



CHANGES OF ADDRESS. 



'16. Mrs. Theodore J. Moore (Helen Sampson) 
to 25 N. Forge St., Akron, Ohio. 



For the 
Campus 



JUST the thing girls! A Beret 
Tarn, made in Europe where 
the style originated. Woven 
in one piece, all wool, light 
weight, clings as lightly to the 
hair as a snowflake. 

Just the thing, too, to express 
vigorous class patriotism. Get 
your class to adopt them. Be 
the first to put over this new 
vogue in college headwear. 

Beret Tarns can be ordered in 
any one of the following colors 
through your local college 
dealer — 




COLORS: 

Cardinal 

Qolf Red 

Navy Blue 

Copenhagen Blue 

Tan 

Receda Qreen 

Hunter Qreen 

Myrtle Qreen 

White 

Purple 

Sand 

Brown 



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Supply You "Write Direct To 

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Mail sent from the Alumnae Office has failed 
to reach the following. Any one able to furnish 
the present address will greatly oblige the Alum- 
nae Office by sending information at once. 

Miss Sarah Louise Magone, '89. 

Mrs. Charles P. Paton, (Hortense Heath, '09). 

Miss Edith Augusta Pell, '00. 

Miss Enid Pendleton, '15. 

Miss Louise P. Penny, '98. 

Miss Ruth Perry, '12. 

Miss Johnette J. Pierick, '15. 

Miss Lillian Vida Pike, '92. 

Mrs. John H. Reardon, (Emily Hathaway, '08) 

Mrs. David W. Robb, Jr. (Florence Engel, '07) 

Mrs. Chauncey W. Samrpsell (Bernice Woodard, 
'13). 

Mrs. Alfred Schaper (Mary McPherson, '93). 
Miss Lenore Schlaepfer, '12. 

Miss Adelaide Sears, '17. 

Mrs. Durward W. Sisson. 

Miss Bertha E. Smith, '90. 

Miss Gladys M. Smith, '13. 

Mrs. Samuel Spring. 

Miss Beatrice Stevenson, '10. 

Mrs. Frederic C. Teich (Maud Muller, '10). 

Mrs. Win. H. Townend (Helen Guise, '06). 

Mrs. Vincent E. I.. Verley (Eliza Foster, '93). 

Mrs. Francis T. Ward. 

Miss Ethel H. Watt, '07. 

Miss Eva West, '08. 

Mrs. Samuel C. Wheeler (Mary Phillips, '05). 

Miss Josephine A. Welte, '12. 

Mrs. Louis L. Williams (Gertrude Robeson, '12) 

Miss Lillian Wilson. 

Miss Mildred Winchester. 

Miss Florence A. Wing, '92. 



DR. MORTON SPEAKS AT VESPERS. 

The needs of Serbia was the subject of a talk by 
Dr. Rosalie S. Morton who spoke in the Chapel on 
Sunday evening, February 15. Dr. Morton of 
Columbia University was a doctor in Serbia during 
the war. The first part of her talk was concerning 
the debt America owed to the Serbians; it was the 
Serbians who prevented the Germans and Austrians 
from completing the Berlin-to-Bagdad railroad, 
through the use of which they would have been 
able to reach Africa and thus eventually send 
troops against the United States. She then told 
(Continued on page 8, column 3) 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



CALENDAR. 



Sunday, February 22. Houghton Memorial Chapel. 
11 A.M. Mr. Moorfleld Storey of Boston. Ad- 
dress in Commemoration of Washington's 
Birthday. 
7 P.M. Vespers. Special Music. 
Monday, February -'.'5. College Holiday. 
Tuesday, February 25. 5 P.M. Houghton Memo- 
rial Chapel. 1st Service of Week oi Prayer. 
Dr. James Gordon Gilkey on An Intelligent 
Religion. 
7.30 P.M. At Agora. A meeting of tne Forum. 
Saturday, February 28. Society Program Meet- 
ings. 



WHITIN OBSERVATORY— OPEN NIGHT. 

On the evening of Wednesday, February 35, if 
the sky be clear, the Whitin Observatory will be 
open to all members of the College from 7.30 to 
9.30. The six-inch telescope will be used for ob- 
serving the Moon. The twelve-inch telescope will 
be used during the first half of the evening for 
observing the planet Jupiter and its satellites, and 
during the second half for observing the planet 
Saturn and its rings. 

James C. Duncan, Director. 



MEMBERSHIP IN THE FORUM. 



At the Forum meeting to be held Tuesday, Feb- 
ruary 24, an opportunity will be given for all those 
who. so wish to become formal members of the 
Forum. With a definite membership and a time 
limit on the speaking, the Forum feels that those 
faithful friends who supported it last semester in 
the hope of finding intelligent discussion will find 
their hopes fulfilled. 

TWO WEEKS OF GRAND OPERA IN 
BOSTON. 



Although Boston is the fortunate possessor of 
the finest and best equipped opera house in the 
United States, it is two years since its stage has 
been utilized for the production of grand opera. 
The more welcome then will be the visit of the 
Chicago Opera Company in its entirety for a short 
season of two weeks, beginning March first. 

By all accounts this fine organization, made pos- 
sible by the munificence of Mr. Harold McCormick 
and his associates, maintains a high standard of 
performances, and has won a larger public than 
ever before. 

The large and highly trained chorus, orchestra 
and ballet; the efficient stage staff, eminent con- 
ductors, and celebrated principal singers justify 
anticipations of most enjoyable performances. 
The Repertoire. 

Monday evening, March first — Gioconda (Pon- 



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WELLESLEY, MASS. 

The faculty and students of Wellesley College are in- 
vited to avail themselves of the privileges and services 
offered by this Bank, and the officers and employees are 
ever ready to render any assistance possible in connection 
with banking matters. 



C. N. TAYLOR, President 



BENJ. H. SANBORN, V.-Presidcnt 



UDUIS HARVEY, Cashier 



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chielli) — Raisa, Claessens, Dolci, Rimini. Cond. 
Marinuzzi. 

Tuesday evening, March second — Traviata 
(Verdi) — Galli-Curci, Noe, Schipa, Galeffi. Cond. 
Marinuzzi. 

Wednesday evening, March third — Aphrodite 
(Erlanger) — First time in Boston. Garden, 
Claessens, Johnson. Cond. Hasselmans. 

Thursday evening, March fourth — Aida (Verdi) 
— Raisa, Van Gordon, Dolci, Rimini. Cond. De 
Angelis. 

Friday evening, March fifth — Pelleas and Meli- 
sande (Debussy) — Garden, Claessens, Maguenat, 
Dufranne. Cond. Charlier. 

Saturday. Matinee, March sixth — L'Elisir 
d'Amore (Donizetti) — Macbeth, Bonci, Rimini, 
Cond. Marinuzzi. 

Saturday evening, March sixth — Pagliacci 
(Leoncavallo) — Ruffo, Lamont, Santillane. Cond. 
Marinuzzi. 

and 
L'Heure Espagnole (Ravel) — First time in Boston. 
Gall, Maguenat. Cond. Hasselmans. 



F to N . 2.50 .25 2.75 

O to S . 2.00 .20 2.20 

Second Balcony — A to E 2.00 .20 2.20 

F to K 1.50 .15 1.65 

L to R 1.00 .10 1.10 

Applications by mail, with checks enclosed, for 
tickets for single performances will be filed and 
filled in order of their receipt, after the subscrip- 
tion books close on February 16, 1920'. No reser- 
vations for single performances will be made prior 
to February 16. Make checks payable to C. A. 
Ellis, 80 Boylston Street, Boston 11, Massachu- 
setts. 



THE UNNAMED PREMISE. 



Monday evening, March eighth — Louise (Char- 
pentier) — Garden, Claessens, O'Sullivan, Dufranne. 
Cond. Charlier. 

Tuesday evening, March ninth — II Tabarro Suor 
Angelica Gianni Schicchi (Puccini) — First time in 
Boston. Raisa, Gall, Herbert, Claessens, Van Gor- 
don, Johnson, Galeffi. Cond. Marinuzzi. 

Wednesday evening, March tenth — Rigoletto 
(Verdi) — Macbeth, Claessens, Schipa, Ruffo. Cond. 
Marinuzzi. 

Thursday evening, March eleventh — Thais (Mas- 
senet) — Garden, Claessens, O'Sullivan, Dufranne. 
Cond. Charlier. 

Friday evening, March twelfth — Don Pasquale 
(Donizetti) And Ballet — First time in Boston. 
Galli-Curci, Schipa, Rimini. Cond. De Angelis. 

Saturday matinee, March thirteenth — Carmen 
(Bizet) — Garden, Santillane, O'Sullivan, Baklanoff', 
Cond. Marinuzzi. 

Saturday evening, March thirteenth — Masked 
Ball (Verdi)— Raisa, Macbeth, Van Gordon, Bonci, 
Rimini. Cond. de Angelis. 

The management reserves the right to change 
the cast or opera in case of unforeseen exigency. 

Tickets for single performances on sale Monday, 
February 16, 1920, in Room K (main floor) of the 
Little Building. SO Boylston Street. 

Tax Total 
Prices: Orchestra . . $5.00 $0.50 $5.50 
First Balcony — A to E . 3.00 .30 3.30 



"The undertow of life is its determining factor," 
said Dr. James Austin Richards, of Winnetka, 
Illinois, in his address in Houghton Memorial 
Chapel, Sunday morning, February 15. 

Jesus has said that a man should be judged' for 
every idle word. Why? Because the undertow of 
one's life, or, as the speaker phrased it, the "un- 
named premise," is revealed when one is off one's 
guard and when every word is not weighed with a 
view to its effect upon the hearer. 

What are you like when you are alone? What 
do you think about when you are not thinking 
about anything? Not absurd questions at all, but 
very significant ones which merit serious considera- 
tion. Within every one lies many of these "un- 
named premises," some of them tending to his best 
interests and highest aims, and some of them his 
worst enemies. It is one's opportunity to analyze 
and master these seldom-recognized forces, for 
they constitute staunch allies. 

"The unnamed premise working counter to our 
conscious desires makes oif our wills a 'house di- 
vided against itself,' doomed to certain ruin. The 
unnamed premise working with our conscious de- 
sires renders us invincible." 

Dr. MoirroN Speaks at Vespehs. 
(Continued from page 7, column 3) 
of the hardships which the Serbian people endured 
in order to maintain their line of fighting men at 
the front. Now that the war is over, the Serbians 
feel that the only way in which they can provide 
for the future of their nation is by educating their 
children. Accordingly, Dr. Morton has made pro- 
vision for sixty university students to come to this 
country. One girl is to come here to Wellesley 
and Dr. Morton asked that the student body aid 
her in providing sufficient funds for her clothing 
and minor expenses.